Views for 2008-11-07

Friday, November 7, 2008
Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn Defends Studs Terkel From Red-Baiting in the Times
Reading Edward Rothstein's sour commentary on Studs Terkel in the New York Times on November 2 I was surprised that Rothstein, presumably a sophisticated thinker, seems to believe one can separate...
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Paul Krugman
The Obama Agenda
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, is a date that will live in fame (the opposite of infamy) forever. If the election of our first African-American president didn't stir you, if it didn't leave you teary-eyed...
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Jonathan Steele
Now He Must Declare That the War on Terror Is Over
A day of joy but also another day of horror. Even as American voters were giving the world the man whom opinion polls showed to be the overwhelming favourite in almost every country, his predecessor'...
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Brattleboro Reformer Editorial
The Wrecking Crew Leaves
On its way out the door, the Bush administration is rushing to gut some important laws and regulations protecting the environment. Regarding the Endangered Species Act, for instance, the...
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John Nichols
Obama's Disappointing First Choice
House Minority Leader John Boehner and other Republican insiders in Washington are griping about President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel to serve as White House...
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Kate Sheppard
Energy: Can Obama Keep It Clean?
As pretty much every poll prior to the election told us, the American public still ranks environmental concerns way down the list of challenges they want their next president to address, while the...
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Katha Pollitt
Sayonara, Sarah
And so we bid farewell to Sarah Palin. How I'll miss her daily presence in my life! The mooseburgers, the wolf hunts, the kids named after bays and sports and trees and airplanes and who did not seem...
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Karyn Strickler
History and This Election Say: Don't Govern From the Middle
Even before the buzz of Barak Obama's historic victory has worn off, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said "A new President must govern from the middle." The lessons of...
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John Brown
Rejuvenate Public Diplomacy! Bring Culture Back to the White House
The many reports that have appeared on the failures of American public diplomacy during the Bush years have stressed its limitations in the area of information and educational programs. What some...
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Dante Zappala
Rest Easy, Dad. We Win
Don't think of an elephant and what's the first thing that comes to mind? And so it goes that I try not to think, 'Dad should be here.' Phillies win. Obama wins. It's a boy. He's missing it all. This...
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David Cook
American History X
I teach American history to students in eastern Tennessee. In the narrative that makes up our nine-month journey, we encounter the broken and bleeding body of the American black dozens of times:...
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Rebecca Solnit
A Great Day, Nine Years, Three or Four Centuries: The Jubilant Birth of the Obama Era
Citizenship is a passionate joy at times, and this is one of those times. You can feel it. Tuesday the world changed. It was a great day. Monday it rained hard for the first time this season and on...
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